Holy Cross Seelos Film Series Fall 2011 Schedule

August 23rd, 2011 by 

The following films will be shown at the Seelos Theater at the College of the Holy Cross. All films are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. For additional information, please call the Seelos Theater Box Office at 508-793-2455.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Wed., Aug. 31: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyquist. An investigative journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, and computer hacker, Lisbeth Salander, band together to solve a 40 year-old mystery and reveal the long-hidden secrets of a very wealthy Swedish family.

Fri., Sept. 2 and Sat., Sept. 3: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated R. Starring Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Rose Byrne. Lovelorn and broke Annie is picked to be the maid of honor at her best friend’s wedding. Seeing no way out of the agreement, hilarity ensues as she bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals with an oddball group of bridesmaids.

The Girl Who Played With Fire
Wed., Sept 7: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist and Lena Endre. Mikael and Lisbeth are at again in the second movie of the Dragon Tattoo trilogy. The duo investigates a sex-trafficking ring, while Lisbeth is running away from three murder accusations and Mikael is trying to clear her name. 

Fast Five
Fri., Sept. 9 and Sat., Sept. 10: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson. Ex-con Dominic Toretto and former cop Brian O’Conner band together in this fast-paced car action thriller. Set in Rio de Janeiro, they try to escape the corrupt businessman and federal agent who want them dead or alive.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
Wed., Sept. 14 : Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace and Lena Endre. The third film in the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, Lisbeth is recovering in a hospital and awaiting trial for three murders when she is released. Mikael must prove her innocence, but Lisbeth must be willing to share the details of her sordid experiences with the court.

Win Win
Fri., Sept. 16 and Sat., Sept. 17: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated R. Starring Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan and Jeffrey Tambor. Past deceptions and trickery catch-up with a struggling lawyer and volunteer wrestling coach when he becomes connected to the teenage grandson of a client he’s deceived.

Made in Dagenham
Wed., Sept. 21: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins and Andrea Riseborough. Protesting against sexual discrimination, the film chronicles the 1968 strike by female workers at the Ford Dagenham car plant.

127 Hours
Fri., Sept. 23 and Sat., Sept. 24: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated R. Starring James Franco, Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara. Based on a true story in the Utah desert, lone mountain climber Aron Ralston becomes trapped under a boulder and must turn to desperate measures for survival.

Jane Eyre
Wed., Sept. 28: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender and Jamie Bell. Based on a novel by Charlotte Brontë, an unassuming governess steals the heart of her cold employer, but soon discovers a terrible secret he keeps locked at his Thornfield manor.

Super 8
Fri., Sept. 30 and Sat., Oct. 1: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Elle Fanning, Amanda Michalka and Kyle Chandler. Set in the summer of 1979. After a mysterious train crash, a group of friends begin noticing strange and creepy occurrences in their small town. 

The Company Men
Wed., Oct. 5: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper and Tommy Lee Jones. Corporate downsizing affects the lives of three men who get laid off from a Massachusetts company. The film follows them for a year, detailing how it affects their family, friends, and community. 
Black Swan
Wed., Oct. 19: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Vincent Cassel. A ballet dancer wins the lead in Swan Lake and although being perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan (Princess Odette), she struggles to represent the Black Swan (Odile) whose evil persona eventually begins to consume her life.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Fri., Oct. 21 and Sat. Oct. 22: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz and Ian McShane. Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a search for the mysterious Fountain of Youth.  Along the way they discover that they are not the only ones in search of its mystical powers.

13 Assassins
Wed., Oct. 26: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Kôji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada and Yûsuke Iseya. This Japanese action-packed drama focuses on a group of Samuri assassins who unite forces with the common goal and suicidal mission of killing the evil Lord Matsudaira Naritsugu .

Wed., Nov. 2: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Craig Roberts, Sally Hawkins and Paddy Considine. Oliver Tate only wants to accomplish two things before his 16th birthday: to lose his virginity and to separate his mother from an ex-lover who has returned.

Cars 2
Fri., Nov. 4 and Sat., Nov. 5: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated G. Starring Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy and Michael Caine. Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater are at it again as they travel overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. Trouble ensues on the way to the championship as Mater gets caught in his own adventure.

Wed., Nov. 9: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer and Mélanie Laurent. A young man is shocked to learn two truths from his 75 year-old widowed father: he has terminal cancer and he is gay.

The Help
Fri., Nov. 11 and Sat., Nov. 12: Showing at 7 p.m. Starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer. Based on the best-selling book by Kathryn Stockett, the film is set during the 1960’s civil rights movement in Mississippi. Skeeter, who just returns from home from college, sets out to write a book detailing the African American maid’s point of view on the white families they work for, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

The Debt
Wed., Nov. 16: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Starring Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington and Tom Wilkinson. Set in 1997, shocking news reaches retired secret agents Rachel and Stefan about their former colleague David. All three have been honored by their country for a mission that they took on nearly 30 years ago. The suspense builds as the audience tries to figure out if they actually completed the mission. 

Cedar Rapids
Fri., Nov. 18 and Sat., Nov. 19: Showing at 7 p.m. Starring Ed Helms, John C. Reilly and Anne Heche. Tim Lippe is sent to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to represent his company at an annual insurance convention. In this comedy, he finds himself under the wings of three of the most notable convention veterans.

A Better Life
Wed., Nov. 30: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. PG-13. Starring Demián Bichir, José Julián and Eddie ‘Piolin’ Sotelo. A gardener in East L.A. attempts to give his son “a better life” than he had, but struggles to keep him away from gangs and immigration agents.

Captain America: The First Avenger
Fri., Dec. 2 and Sat., Dec. 3: Showings at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving and Samuel L. Jackson. Rejected as “unfit” for military service, Steve Rogers signs-up for a top secret research project, unknowingly volunteering to turn into the famous superhero, Captain America. 

Sarah’s Key
Wed., Dec. 7: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Mélusine Mayance and Niels Arestrup. Set in present-day Paris, a journalist’s life becomes connected to that of a young girl whose family was separated due to the Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup, a Nazi raid in 1942. 

Fri., Dec. 9 and Sat., Dec. 10: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG-13. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins and Natalie Portman. The powerful, but egotistical warrior Thor is banished from the mythical land of Asgard and as punishment is sent to live amongst humans on Earth, prompting him to becomes one of earth’s fiercest defenders.

For additional information, please contact Cristal Steuer at 508-793-2419.

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